Portland Womxn’s March 2019: The Women Marched Forward Together
By Rachel Puma
On Sunday, March 3rd, women from all walks of life marched forward with their heads, voices, and signs held high. During the one mile long march from SW 10th Avenue to the South Park Blocks Near PSU thousands of women were led by a group of indigenous women who held the march with drums, songs, and ceremonial smoke.
Held high in the air were powerful signs created by women who are shining light on public issues and raising awareness on what women are facing today. Some of these hand crafted signs read “resistance is beautiful” and “anything you can do I can do bleeding”.
Even a couple of the Club Flock DJ’s Jen Roberton and Dakota Ushigome came out to set up a pop up dance party with a one of a kind rolling DJ cart. Dakota Ushigome of the DJ Duo The Dust Bunnies said “Music is love and it was a fantastic experience to be able to bring that love to the Womxn’s March and Rally for Action in Portland. Thanks to our good friend, DJ Joseph Lee who shared and set up his famous Robo Kart, one-of-a-kind sound system and DJ set up, we were able to keep the crowd going and spread positive vibes pre, post, and during the March.”
You could feel the energy, power, and love throughout the event as the women came together to support all women.
The march was a great kick off to International Women’s Day on March 8th and celebrating Women’s History Month this month.
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ProudTimes thanks our colleague Rachel, aka Rappa for taking part in this event. We are looking forward to next year to celebrate Portland Women’s March. You can reach Jen at email@example.com with any stories or events you may have.